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the hero and the Shark mop

the hero and the Shark mop

“Yer daddy’s a hee-ro!  A real hee-ro!  I hope ya’ll know that!” the slightly racist harpy neighbor down the street called to Violet and Graham after the police and animal control had left.  She was the one who had called 911.  I, myself, had only been helpful by doing laundry. The weather was so nice […]

the cat who came for Christmas

the cat who came for Christmas

Two weeks before Christmas, and I was not feeling the cheer.  In fact, every evening was just an epic homework battle punctuated by sibling death-matches and family dominio-meltdowns.  So when I heard the sound of a crying cat after school one afternoon, I decided we should follow it, if just to stall the inevitable. We […]